Irvine Magnum Centre replacement unveiled
September 10 2012
Situated on Irvine's East Road the new Centre is intended to act as a catalyst for regeneration of the B listed Town House - according to a design statement.
North Ayrshire Council’s cabinet member for communities and culture, Councillor Alan Hill, said: “The Council approved the closure of the Magnum Leisure Centre in 2009 after a decline in user numbers.
“The Magnum was built in 1975 as a regional facility and attracted visitors from all over Scotland for many years. However, for the past decade or so, the Magnum has been mainly used by local Irvine residents. The Magnum incurs high running costs due to its age and often operates well under capacity.”
Designs for the new Centre will be considered later in the year ahead of a full planning application being submitted.
The new 25m, six lane pool will incorporate a fitness suite, café and indoor sports halls and complements ongoing Bridgegate public realm works, a refurbishment of Irvine Church, refurbishment of Bridgegate House and development of a new sport and leisure centre.
Subject to the necessary approvals the Centre could be completed by 2014.